Chronicles Magazine September 2003

  • Dictations

    “Include Me Out”

    The Church needs to be “inclusive.” This was the refrain of the liberal delegates (an overwhelming majority) to the convention of the Episcopal Church meeting in Minneapolis as they considered the controversial nomination of Gene Robinson as...

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  • American Proscenium

    Fire-Breathing Cowards

    In 1963, when I was a junior in high school, Saturday-night dances were held at an old beach club near the Santa Monica pier. The club had once been exclusive and elegant but had long fallen on hard times, and its ballroom was rented for various...

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